CAD and/or GI requirements remain one of the more frequently overlooked aspects of a project scope, in terms of resources, budget and time. Yet experience suggests that the more such specialists are consulted, the more likely it is that customer expectations will be met, says James Cutler, eMapSite
The AEC sector needs to be au fait with OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network (ITN) Layer in order to meet the needs of customers and add value to already rich propositions, says eMapSite’s James Cutler.
Later this year Microsoft will be launching Windows Vista, its long awaited next generation operating system. With Vista actively promoting DirectX, Robert Jamieson asks what is the future of OpenGL, the 3D API used by most CAD applications?
The idea of creating scale models out of materials cured by lasers used to be the stuff of science fiction. But one company is already pushing the boundaries of architectural model making with its groundbreaking Rapid Prototyping technology
The recent entry of online search specialist, Google into the spatial arena with Google Earth has caused a frenzy of activity, but what implications might this new generation technology have for mapping in the construction sector?
With the use of VIZ Render and a few extra minutes of work on your Architectural Desktop model, anyone can produce a fairly good rendered image says CADline’s Technical Services Manager, Justin Taylor.
Continuing his theme of mapping, James Cutler, CEO, eMapSite, looks at the use of bespoke web portals that allow multiple levels of access (management team, project team, client, suppliers, sub-consultants, quality team) to various project resources via a simple website.
This month's Cambridge-based workshop and conference, held at the British Museum in London, demonstrated that the momentum behind the Smart Geometry group continues to grow. In the first of two articles, Martyn Day reports.
Continuing the theme of previous articles, James Cutler, eMapSite, aims to further demystify OS MasterMap, by explaining how to use it and why for so many commercial users new systems need not be sought, contrary to advice in some quarters.
James Cutler, CEO, eMapSite, looks at how Web services have enabled a new breed of digital geographic data supplier to play the multi-part role of data broker, data assimilation service and presentation toolkit.
In the latest of his series of articles on Autodesk Revit, CADline's Paul Woddy looks at how Revit's powerful scheduling functionality can be extended, with the use of additional parameters, to enable it to count more effectively.
In Architectural Desktop 2006, Display Themes are used to incorporate non-graphical data in a drawing by highlighting objects that meet certain specified criteria. This feature can dramatically reduce the production time for a drawing.
Ordnance Survey’s Mastermap promised the earth when it was launched, but its uptake in the AEC sector has been limited. James Cutler of eMapSite puts forward the case as to why CAD and GIS users should choose MasterMap as their mapping base.